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    Inglot Cosmetics - European/Polish brand

    So an Inglot stand-alone store just opened in my local mall (Fairview in the West island of Montreal) and I went in to have a look. It was crazy busy, so i didn't have a chance to test too much, but I did have a general look-around.

    The packaging and presentation is VERY similar to MAC - black, sleek, with tester units for everything. It also looks like they have more stuff that MAC has (definately more nail polish), with a broad range of both neutrals and vibrant colors. I was really pretty impressed by the color selection.

    They also have a palette for 16 pans - when you first purchase it is about 85$, and you can refill the pans for 4.50$ or so (the eyeshadow pots are about 14$, and both pans/pots are twice the size of MAC.) All CAD pricing. Generally speaking, it's about 10 to 30% cheaper than MAC.

    I didn't have a chance to test anything extensively, and since this is an entirely new line on this side of the ocean, I'm wondering if any European folks have had a chance to test this stuff out. I know it's originally from Poland, so I'm not sure what sort of distribution they have in the EU, but any input would be welcome.

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    Well, I sucked it up and decided to buy that 85$ palette. It's a bit of a bite in the wallet at first, since they don't give you the option of buying just the palette (which is 12$) and then adding pans over time. However, you can buy refill pans for 4.50, so I guess it works out. Still, I hope they change this policy.

    Anyway...I'm pretty happy with my selection, I got a lot of neutrals and a good selection of plums/purples.

    I think I'm going to go back for some lip glosses. I sniffed all the lip products and they all smell delicious. Not cloying candy, just freshly sweet and nice.

    I also found another link, this one is the official NA one, though I think they're still working on it. At least you have an idea of what the store and selection looks like.

    http://www.inglotcanada.com/

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    I sampled some of the nail polish and this is some darm sturdy polish, let me tell you. I work in a bookstore, so my nails and hands get the worst sort of abuse, but with just one coat I'm a week in without chips. The colors are really incredible too, such a range. They're a little steep at 10$ CAD, but I think I'm willing to spring for one or two every month or so.

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    Inglot

    These stores are opening everywhere..and I swear I feel like I am walking into MAC everytime.....They even have a picture of an eyeshadow at the bottom of their window that reads (no joke ) "AMC"
    The whole design is arranged like at MAC's with black, very minimal packaging...The "artists" too are are suppose to dress in black like at MAC....This store started out in Polland I think, and is now spreading EVERYWHERE in North America....You can sure bet the people at MAC are pissed....Its a total copy of every concept MAC has ever thought of...I'm not sure if people are buying into it but it's annoying to see what an "inyourface" copy of MAC this new "professional" makeup brand is...

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    Whaaa??? I've never heard of them. That's rediculous...

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    website? pics? i wana seeeeeeee

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    I can't find much about them on Google....hmmm

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    I found a Canadian website for them...

    inglotcanada.com


    Hmmm.

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    even though the site says it'll be in metrotown by december, it's already there. i've seen it. i just walked by it and didn't go in. it was.......creepy.
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    I haven't had a chance to actually be in the store but I've passed by it and it looks exactly like MAC products. They're basically using MAC's edge, like the bright colours, and trying to play that up. I'm not sure if it'll work because there are two MACs nearby anyway and it is a bit more expensive than MAC.
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    Actually if you get a palette, the eyeshadows are $5, blushes $10, etc. I don't think you can claim that MAC has rights over bright colours... there are plenty of other companies that also use bright colours such as MUFE. The quality is not as high as MAC, but I don't see anything inherently wrong with the company. In fact they have many more interesting colours than MAC, some neat duotones.

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    Actually if you get a palette, the eyeshadows are $5, blushes $10, etc. I don't think you can claim that MAC has rights over bright colours... there are plenty of other companies that also use bright colours such as MUFE. The quality is not as high as MAC, but I don't see anything inherently wrong with the company. In fact they have many more interesting colours than MAC, some neat duotones.

    I know MAC doesn't have any rights over bright colours and such, but it's kind of like something that makes them stand out from some other brands.

    I saw some prices for a few products and they were pricier. I can't remember what it was now.
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    I want to see a site so I can see these colors and brose products!

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    There's one here in Montreal. I've been there once, and got out as quickly. It kinda feels cheap (in the bad way) to me.They have lots of e/s colors, but not as pigmented as MACs.. And even tho they are copying MAC, they don't have as much as products neither (ie. no creams, no brushes, etc..). And let's not talk about the girls who work there... The one who talked to me didn't know a thing about makeup ^^ haha.

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    The store looks overwhelming if its cheap people will flock to it I guess.
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    hi there girlies

    i'm so glad to hear that you have a pro-16 pallette! i work for INGLOT and so far canada has been so awsome with the arrival our company. it's a very competitive industry, but we are quickly gaining new clients from all across canada! we have been in NA for about 10 months now, and have about 9 stores across the country. we also just opened our doors to the UK and australia. the company itself though has been in poland for 26 years! if you have any questions about INGLOT or our products please feel free to ask
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    my aunt raves about Inglot polishes - and that is coming all the way from Poland! I also remember seeing some in my mothers collection ages ago.

    you.nique - where in Australia are there Inglot stores? I am sure my mother would love to be able to get her hands on Inglot stuff over here! edit: i've found the australian website - www.inglot.com.au... the store is in castle hill)
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    The polishes really are very good, and the color selection is crazy huge.

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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    i've been told that the australian website is the most informative out of all the websites they have so far. our website (canada) is still a work in progress. but if anyone has any questions about the product, the best way to get answers would be to check out a store near you
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    I think this line was sold at one point here in Switzerland. I wasn't all that impressed with it. The Inglot store had just opened up in the Place Montreal Trust in Montreal before I left and I remember going in there but not purchasing anything. They did have an impressive selection though! Let us know how you like the products. What's the pigmentation / lasting power like?

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    I went to the one in Place Montreal Trust.
    The sellers are some kind of...snobish

    I also think that their foundation bottles are VERY similar to Chanel
    Too expensive...

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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    I went to some Inglot stores while I was in Poland and wasn't impressed at all, I went to one in Cracow and one in Zakopane, and even though they have a huge selection of colors, they all managed to look the same to me. The triple shadows that they had were all the same shade of blues, greys or browns no variation at all.
    The glosses smelled nice but texture and ability to stay put was so so. And lipgloss is the only product where they don't have 1209381348 shades.

    Even though they had alot of colours, there were none that appealed to me. A friend of mine bought a trio eyeshadow and was really disappointed with the pigmentation, not to mention that one pan just fell out the same they she bought it o.o

    Even though all this, the plus was that thethe prices were AMAZING in the Poland stores, me being used to Overpriced with an capital O. Still didn't get anything >__>
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    OOO I love Inglot. One store opened in Ottawa, and I also shelled out the 85$ for the pallet on my second trip there. I'm quite impressed. I do enjoy that the refils are only 4.50$ (also if you want to get your friends pans you can for 4.50$ too which is nice). The websites for them suck though they really need to hire a new designer.
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    Re: Inglot cosmetics - Euro/Polish line new to NA?

    The stuff looks interesting, I wish they had one here.

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    Re: Inglot

    Mac didnt invent make up or bright colors.

    If there is new companies that are cheaper then mac, why not. Mac is getting slowly overpriced.

    Nyx, inglot or any other company that releases great products for lower prices, nothing wrong with that!

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    Re: Inglot

    I guess I just don't see it but I really don't think they're that much like MAC. Yes they're a cosmetic company so they're going to have products that are simmilar it happens in every industry. Just because one company's simmilar to another doesn't mean it's copying from them. When you walk into the store the set up is nothing like MACs, I wish I had pictures to show. Price wise to MAC it's simmilar maybe a little bit cheeper but you get more product. I was pretty impressed with the colour range (way more really bright and outrageous colours) and quality of the e/s. The three non-pan eyeshadows I have were in clear packaging and the pallet is black. So many companies use black as packaging so I dont really think you can use that against them. Also wearing black to work? That's very standard for a lot of work places whether it's in the MU industry or not.
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    Re: Inglot

    I've been to the store in Montreal when I lived there, it just opened up. There were a lot of people inside, I guess people were curious. I didn't buy anything though.They have a huge colour palette, not sure about the quality though...

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    Whaaa??? I've never heard of them. That's rediculous...

    Inglot is the bigest Polish makeup brand, their eyeshadows are made with this same half-products as Chanel, this company is about 15 years and i know products from Inglot and I think this is quite good brand, the curiosity is that you can aplicate inglot eyeshadows dry or wet and they nail enamel is one of the best as i ever use, i'm an makeup artist and i really like inglot

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